Digitization and automation

Realizing the need to transform in the digital age is not the issue, it is using models from the past.

The new technologies such as Robot Process Automation (RPA), Artificial Intelligence (AI), Blockchain etc. can only develop their full potential if the context is right. We help you to quickly find these “sweet spots”.

The expectations in digital (automation) technologies are manifold, though they need to be orchestrated in the right way!

“If you digitize shitty processes, then you have shitty digitized processes at the end.”

(former CEO of a telecommunications company and now CEO of an airline).

Typically, the driving forces around digitization (and automation) hoovers around the four aspects cost reduction (paramount), efficiency, quality and stakeholder satisfaction:

As a low tier entry, we offer specific trainings (open and inhouse – onsite and remote) on digitization of core processes, e.g. in finance, receivables management, controlling, HRM, SCM. We are vendor independent, though have decent first hand experience of what these these process automation can and cannot achieve.

“A fool with a tool is still a fool.”

We have been in the enterprise software business for more than 20 years. The recurring learning is, that proper deployment including correct master data management is really, really hard.

Therefore, we support our clients in their digital transformation journey in pragmatic and proven steps.

“Get it right first time!”

Reference Example

Healthcare (Revenue > EUR 10 Bn), 15% Cost savings delivered

Cost optimization, Process optimization

Weakness analysis,
Process harmonization,
Process realignment,
Vendor re-negotiation preparation

15% Cost Savings p.a.

How does this work out for me?

In a direct (remote and free of charge) INITIATION SESSION we will discuss your objectives, context and advisory needs.

Based thereon, we typically offer to carry out context-specific DISCOVERY WORKSHOP with an individual baselining of your organization to identify those “sweet spots”:

The proven and very efficient approach comprises:

  1. Delimitation of the application area
  2. Self-assessment by those responsible for the process
  3. Challenging based on best practice
  4. Validation and prioritization of the optimization potential
  5. Detailed recording of the prioritized processes, systems and data structures
  6. Elaboration of the need for adaptation using automation technology
  7. Feasibility check
  8. Cost-benefit analysis, business case with aggregated financial and qualitative effects.

For higher efficiency, we suggest an agile working mode with biweekly client-participating reviews on predefined deliverables and flexible agile contract. This enables quick feedback and adjustments as necessary.

In other words, the typical approach is

  • Quick
  • Delivering tangible results continuously
  • Low risk, as the agile contract ensures required skill capacity and allows for adjustments as required.

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